Recent reports had suggested that Floyd Mayweather was thinking about coming out of retirement once more, but not for another return to the boxing ring. Instead, he would be fighting inside the Octagon for the first time in his career with UFC.
When the talk started to gain traction, even UFC president Dana White said he was in talks with the boxing legend during an interview with ESPN. It seemed too good to be true.
Yet, earlier this week, Mayweather said people misunderstood what he said last week about the UFC, claiming in an interview that he didn’t say he was going to compete in MMA, he said he could make a billion dollars in the UFC if he decided to.
Mayweather denying that he would be joining UFC didn't go down well with everybody, as Conor McGregor, who boxed against him during the summer, issued a one-word response of “p***y” to the boxing legend hours after his interview was published.
Notorious now, however, has now received backlash of his own, as MMA manager Ali Abdelaziz has taken a shot at the UFC Lightweight Champion, calling him a real coward for ducking top contenders and not defending any of his UFC titles.
He said in a tweet: "It's crazy @TheNotoriousMMA everyone p***ys when the guys ducked everyone that can beat him. Frankie Edgar, Khabib, and never defended his titles. He only fight guys stylelisticaly good for him. And his coaches only talk about guys he can't beat. Not sure who's the p***y here."
For those that don't know, Abdelaziz is the manager of the likes of Frankie Edgar and Khabib Nurmagomedov, so it's not surprising to see him make these remarks about McGregor.
Notorious is yet to defend his UFC Lightweight title which he won by defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016, and he never defended the UFC Featherweight title before it was stripped from him following his win at UFC 205.
He has defeated top fighters though, as he knocked out Jose Aldo in a record-breaking 13 seconds at UFC 194 to win the featherweight title, and throughout his career, he has also won against Alvarez, Chad Mendes, Dustin Poirier, current featherweight champion Max Holloway, and Nate Diaz.
McGregor's next fight will be in MMA with UFC, and it is expected to be a Lightweight title unification fight with the current interim UFC Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson.
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